Author Archives: Cathy

Wordless Wednesday: A Real Princess

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August Blooms: Some In, Some Out

The last few days have seen me comprehensively overhauling two of the bold borders, removing crocosmia and hemerocallis, thinning out inula and moving taller plants to the back. Some of the hemerocallis and crocosmia will be potted up to sit … Continue reading

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In a Vase: Hello Ruby Monday

I have been drooling over these ruby coloured dahlias for a week or two, spiky ‘Nuit d’Été’ and decorative ‘Karma Naomi’, so it was a real pleasure to snip them for today’s vase and seek out other suitably ruby blooms … Continue reading

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One Stone

Yesterday took us on a small trip which, like most of our trips, served more than one purpose, thus ‘killing two birds with one stone’; thinking about the idiom and not wishing to sound unkind to our feathered friends, I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Does Size Matter?

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In a Vase on Monday: Snow in Summer

The photograph doesn’t do today’s blooms justice as in reality they look like one big fluffy snowball – and having omitted to take an overhead shot you will have to just form your own impression of their snowy whiteness. The … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Diversions

We enjoyed a couple of days in Derbyshire recently, postponed from June when it was originally going to be tagged onto our visit to the Chatsworth Flower Show. Not surprisingly, as well as admiring floral displays at Haddon Hall (above … Continue reading

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